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U.S.-China trade disputes to hit America’s heartland harder than expected

By Peter Mertz DENVER, the United States, April 30 (Xinhua) — American farmers have been bracing for a tariffs race between the United States and China ignited by the Trump administration — economic shots that would likely hurt America’s historic heartland. Since China’s response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs …

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The China-India-Nepal triangle

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai While Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali was in China from April 16-21, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked India to be a part of new development projects in Nepal. “Whether it’s China or India, our two countries shall be happy to see Nepal’s new development after …

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Indian media focus on mutual trust at informal Xi-Modi summit

NEW DELHI, April 29 (Xinhua) — Indian newspapers on Sunday reported on the just-concluded informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi, with their focus on the two leaders’ pledge to enhance mutual trust. Major local English-language newspapers carried lead stories about the conclusion Saturday of …

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Indian Dalits protests

BY ROSHAN IN a shocking judgment the Supreme Court of India has eased the bars imposed in a special law [called The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 or the Atrocities Act)] that deals with the cases of persons accused of offenses against the members of …

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CPEC-BRI and global survivability

BY YAWAR Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its flagship project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have inherent global appeal. They have the potential to survive smoothly to unleash torrent of economic vibes to all recipient countries, even beyond them. At a time when protectionism and Brexit have been taking heavy …

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India: Asia’s radioactive elephant?

BY MUHAMMAD WASHINGTON deems Delhi as a responsible nuclear state (though it still remains out of the NPT) and advocates her membership of nuclear suppliers group while already easing its way through the Missile Technology Control Regime and Wassenaar Arrangement. This time, it was India’s Army Chief General Bipin Rawat …

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Xi-Modi meeting to show diplomatic wisdom of China, India

Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 27-28 in the Central China city of Wuhan, foreign ministers of the two countries announced in Beijing on Sunday. Indian leaders attach importance to reciprocity in diplomacy. After visiting China in 2015, Modi …

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Floating courts on China’s Three Gorges Reservoir

CHONGQING, April 16 (Xinhua) — With a gavel strike on the table, a trial opened on a ferry in the waters of the Three Gorges Reservoir region in Gaoyang Township, southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. Inside the cabin, some 10 people sat upright, eyes falling on the passenger in the middle. …

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Boao Forum sets general tone for China’s economic approach

BY GEORGE N. The current juncture is awkward for the world economy. The decision of the US President Donald Trump to introduce protectionist sanctions and the tit-for-tat trade spat between Washington and Beijing are creating an unprecedented climate of uncertainty, at least in the years of operation of the World …

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